Becoming Catholic

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process, a faith journey, which prepares interested people to become Catholic. It does this through a series of steps and stages. The process takes place in the Catholic faith community and provides experiences and opportunities to grow in faith, knowledge, understanding, and discipleship in Christ.

Find out about the Becoming Catholic

Youth Formation

Young people gather here weekly to experience community, prayer, scripture, tradition, doctrine and service. Each year a number of children/teens celebrate First Reconciliation, Eucharist and/or Confirmation. We also provide a special education program.

Faith Formation classes and SSYM Youth Ministry

Adult Formation

We are on a faith journey throughout our life. Our parish offers numerous adult enrichment opportunities to deepen our faith, spiritual life and service. Adults are encouraged to ‘Rediscover’ their faith.

Find out about the Sessions and Groups for Adults

Grow in your faith

at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church

‘Go and Make Disciples.’ We are called to make Jesus Christ known and loved. This involves experiencing the love of God and acting on it. Our various faith formation programs assist parents in their role of helping children/teens experience Jesus’ love for themselves and others. There are numerous opportunities for adult faith enrichment as well. All are welcome.

Share your faith with our children and teens! We invite you to explore your Baptismal call to share your faith. Catechists are needed at all age levels. Support and training are provided. Please contact Katie Gebhard or 763-712-7439 if you are interested or have questions. Blessings to you!

I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not comform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. ~Romans 12: 1-2

Registration Materials for all ages

Some activities require a registration form

Registration for the upcoming Faith Formation year takes place April-September (and beyond for new members joining the parish throughout the year).  Classes typically begin mid to late September.

During the registration period, there are three ways to register your children and teens for our Faith Formation sessions:

  1. Online
  2. Download the PDF form , complete, and return it to the parish office
  3. Find a paper form in the parish office or in the vestibules of the church, complete, and return it to the parish office

Deposits and payments can be submitted to the parish office or to our Online Giving Portal under the Faith Formation “Class Registration Fees” section.

If you have difficulties with the registration process, please contact Katie Gebhard  or 763-712-7439.

St. Stephen’s Faith Formation Team

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Katie Gebhard

Faith Formation Director, Adult Faith Formation, Parish Mission, Mentor Couples

763-712-7439

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Emilie Bauer

RCIA (Rite of Christian of Adults), RCIA for Youth, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

763-712-7430

Ann Ridder

Early Childhood Faith Formation (Sunday School)

763-712-7430

Katie Kelly

Confirmation/High School Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

763-712-7456

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Cristian Reyes Rodriguez

Elementary and Middle School Formation, VBS

763-712-7440

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Jan Tait

Formation Administrative Assistant

763-712-7480

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